Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Olha7397

This recipe is light and delicate with just the right lemon tang. Most lemon pies are either too runny or too rubbery--this Best Ever pie is perfect.

Top Review by ladytexasrbl2002

I found this recipe years ago for my husband, and he loves it! It always gets rave reviews, and stays saved on my favorites list for when the paper copy gets lost. I always add extra lemon juice, and use the fresh lemon juice from the zested lemons, on top of what is required in the recipe. Always comes out perfect! Thanks for such a great recipe, Olga!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 tsp.
  2. salt in saucepan; heat to boiling.
  3. Mix cornstarch and 1/3 cup water to make smooth paste.
  4. Gradually add to boiling mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Cook until thick and clear.
  7. Beat together egg yolks and lemon juice; stir into mixture.
  8. Return to heat.
  9. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles again.
  11. Stir in butter and lemon rind.
  12. Cover; COOL TO LUKEWARM.
  13. Combine egg whites and 1/4 tsp.
  14. salt in bowl; beat until frothy.
  15. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick and glossy peaks form.
  16. STIR 2 rounded tablespoonfuls of meringue into lukewarm FILLING.
  17. Pour into BAKED pie shell.
  18. Top with remaining meringue, spreading evenly.
  19. Bake in 325 F.
  20. oven 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  21. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
  22. Farm Journal's Best Ever Recipes.

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